Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

Who It’s For:

The Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM is a fantastically sharp lens that is for the photographer who needs 300mm, but doesn’t need the f/2.8 aperture. So, if you shoot sports or headshots and don’t need the extra low light abilities of the f/2.8, this is the lens for you. It’s also quite a lot cheaper.

What We Like:

Price: This lens is much, much cheaper than its big brother, so if you’re on a budget, this is a comparative bargin.

Sharp: This lens is incredibly sharp.

Distortion: This lens has very little distortion at f/4, and it’s completely gone by f/8.

Autofocus: The AF on this camera is very quick and very quiet.

IS: This really improves your ability to handhold this lens.

What We Don’t:

Speed: It’s a f/4, so it’s not really a problem because there is an f/2.8 model, but at f/4, lowlight can be something of an issue for moving subjects.

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